1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

audi s3 8l amplified shark fin aeria

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3_Olly, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. S3_Olly
    Offline

    S3_Olly Full Throttle

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 14, 2013]
    Hi guys im after some advice with my aerial, the car wash was kind enough to break my aerial off so I bought a amplified shark fin aerial but its not a straight swap over does anyone know how to rig this up or if I need a special adapter for the new base. Cant live without a radio. Cheers
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 20, 2014]

  3. mark_S3
    Online

    mark_S3 Yorkshire & Humber Events Rep Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    199
    [Dec 14, 2013]
    Can't help you pal but, I Hope that's a lesson to be learn't.... Never use a car wash.
    It's a nasty monster that's likes to break and scratch things. Lol
    #2
  4. Sam_
    Offline

    Sam_ Down under

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    345
    [Dec 15, 2013]
    I fitted a non (I think) amplified to mine. FM is fine and that's all I listen to. I think AM is for when you're 60+ and drive a taxi.*

    I had to replace the connector on it as it was the same connector as what was on the cars loom. Other than that it was easy. Be careful not to do the nut up too tight though as apparently it's easy to kink the roof doing that.

    Edit: * Radio 5 Live is actually alright over there and that's AM.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
    #3
  5. epox
    Offline

    epox Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    29
    [Dec 15, 2013]
    just cut the connectors off and joined wires mark
    #4
  6. Sam_
    Offline

    Sam_ Down under

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    345
    [Dec 15, 2013]
    I'd suggest cutting them from the aerial end rather than the car loom end, if possible.
    #5
  7. S3_Olly
    Offline

    S3_Olly Full Throttle

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 15, 2013]
    I struggling as it has s different end on the new aerial to the old one and I dont really want to cut the old one down, sam how did you fit your non amplified aerial? Is there another connector I need to join them both together or have I bought the wrong shark fin, I know someone calked damo.h on here did it but I don't quite know how? Much help will be appreciated. Cheers
    #6
  8. S3_Olly
    Offline

    S3_Olly Full Throttle

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. S3_Olly
    Offline

    S3_Olly Full Throttle

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Dec 21, 2013]
    I have cut the old aerial wire and joined the new aerial wire and the old together, I have also fed the 12v wire but still cant receive any signal whatsoever.
    is there something I have missed.
    cheers
    #8

Share This Page